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Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences

 
 
 
 
Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences
Author: George E. Marcus - Michael M. J. Fischer
ISBN 13: 9780226504506
ISBN 10: 226504506
Edition: Second Edition
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
List Price: $23.00
 
 

Using cultural anthropology to analyze debates that reverberate throughout the human sciences, George E. Marcus and Michael M. J. Fischer look closely at cultural anthropology's past accomplishments, its current predicaments, its future direction, and the insights it has to offer other fields of study. The result is a provocative work that is important for scholars interested in a critical approach to social science, art, literature, and history, as well as anthropology. This second edition considers new challenges to the field which have arisen since the book's original publication.

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Using cultural anthropology as an example of debates that reverberate throughout the human sciences, Marcus (anthropology, Rice U.) and Fischer (anthropology and science and technology studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) looks at the discipline's past accomplishments, its current predicaments, its future direction, and what it has to offer other fields. The second edition updates the challenges and issues since 1986. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)